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Howie Long

Gov't Shutdown RUINING Football

For Our Troops

10/6/2013 11:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Football legend Howie Long has a message for our government -- GET YOUR CRAP TOGETHER SO TROOPS CAN WATCH SOME NFL FOOTBALL!!

Long says ... due to the standoff in D.C., the Armed Forces network can't operate at full speed --which means no NFL for our soldiers.

The NFL Hall of Famer issued a pretty heartfelt statement about the situation during Sunday's NFL broadcast on FOX ... explaining how NFL broadcasts help our men and women in uniform:

"These games bring a welcome piece of home and a much deserved respite from the dangerous work [the troops] do protecting our liberty."

Long finishes up saying "regardless of politics" ... the whole "NFL on FOX" team wants the shutdown to end soon.

Don't we all.

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Antityco    

Howie should shut up. Troops, troops, troops. There's much more at stake than this.

350 days ago
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Antityco    

Proof the a degree in communications is a waste of time. Howie understands little but that doesn't prevent his pretending that he does. The glasses don't mask his stupidity.

350 days ago
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